Skip to main content

Grateful Dead Live at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Stadium on 1991-12-31




Set 1

Hell In A Bucket
Candyman
Beat It On Down The Line
It Must Have Been The Roses
Black Throated Wind
West L.A. Fadeaway
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Help On The Way ->
Slipknot! ->
Franklin's Tower

Set 2

Not Fade Away ->
Eyes Of The World ->
Estimated Prophet ->
Drums ->
Space ->
The Other One ->
Wharf Rat ->
Sugar Magnolia

Encore
Knockin' On Heaven's Door


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Stadium
Location Oakland, CA

Source Sennheiser ME-80's> Technics SV-MD1 (DAT)
Lineage DAT MASTER>Tascam DA-30MKII>Sound Devices 702>Wavelab 5(Fades)>CDWAV>FLAC
Taped by Keith Litzenberger
Transferred by Keith Litzenberger

Reviews

Reviewer: Petronius Jablonski - - May 1, 2014
Subject: Is There an Alchemist in the House?
How does Estimated coalesce such discrepancies, lumbering through verses alien and dysphoric, then igniting something celebratory for the chorus? Yes Virginia, there was great Dead music in the 90s. Estimated is all about the Bridge where the prophet declaims, “Shining on the beach, the sea will part before me. Then you will follow me, and we will rise to glory.” This one is special. He’s telling you the truth. There is no derangement in his voice. He’s convinced but not zealous, as many are inclined to interpret these lyrics, which you should not.
Reviewer: Evan S. Hunt - - January 3, 2011
Subject: An Evening Filled With Encore
Have to agree with previous reviewer ZenMoon, although I didn't grok the Terrapin reference. Oh, well.

Love this recording. Thank you Keith Litzenberger. I like how he gives us the entire show without editing between song tunings.

This is a well-played, last-of-its-kind show reverently staged for the band's fallen mentor, Bill Graham. There is little fanfare and almost no band patter ~ a rather noticeable lack of the usual bigtime countdown and NYE hype that generally surrounded Sugar Magnolia ala every year. If there was any of that sort of thing (except for an almost imperceptibly hushed and abbreviated countdown coming out of the jam into Not Fade Away) then this reviewer completely missed it. In fact, this version of NFA is as close to having ingested a sleeping pill as I've ever heard and is perhaps this show's only gross unmoving violation on the 92 expressway.

Brent Mydland was hard for the band to replace and I was a big fan of Bruce, but it seemed like Vince didn't fit that well at first. Some Heads were unhappy that Hornsby stepped too often on Jerry moments, but in videos I've seen, Jerry was loving it. Believe the combination of Hornsby and Welnick loosened Jerry to play some of the things he'd always wanted to try on stage with the band but was shackled for so long because of having to triple team the melody/harmony duty.

Vince does a really passable job both on the keys and the singing. There are many places in these year-ending shows "inside the Coliseum" where the succulent sounds emanating from Vince's grand and elegant piano chords remind me of Hornsby's delicately slippery shadings of 1990 and 91.

For me, the highlight of this show is the life-changing version of Estimated (listen to the summarizing chords out of the jammed chorus before the last verse ~ YOWZER !!!) followed by a beautifully disjunct space jam into a piquantly flavorful drumming and percussive glam-job done by Billy, Mickey, Airto, Baba and Bela Fleck? I think? on the flute? Or was he playing some sort of midi-banjo? Can't discern the instrument or who's playing it, but I think I read on another review that it was Fleck.

The remainder of the show is other-worldly and Heaven's Door is a perfect finishing touch to an evening filled with encore.

Remember recording this show off KPFA-FM and thinking to myself how little the band talked to the audience. It would seem as if they knew this would be their last NYE and there was nothing more to say.

Unfortunately, one day in 1992, I left the cassette tapes atop a garbage can in front of 7-11. Hope a Dead Head got 'em.
Reviewer: zenm00n - - July 3, 2009
Subject: Last New Years show
A very good aud. recording of a magnificient show (A+).

Their last NYE and a really good one. Jerry is on and Vince Welnick has a really good night, not least in the impressive jam out of "Terrapin". One of those nights when the band was in the zone and everything has that extra soomething.
DOWNLOAD OPTIONS
In Collection
Grateful Dead
In Collection
Live Music Archive
Uploaded by
Matthew Vernon
on 8/29/2008
Views
4,565
Favorites
2
Reviews
3
PEOPLE ALSO FOUND
Grateful Dead
by Grateful Dead
947
0
1
( 1 reviews )
Source: Source: 2 Neumann KMF4 microphones (up front) > Sony TC-D5M - analog master cassettes;
Grateful Dead
by Grateful Dead
1,201
0
2
( 2 reviews )
Source: taped by Monte Barry, Nakamichi 550 portable stereo cassette recorder, taped with Dolby NR on Maxell UD C90 normal bias cassettes, Sony ECM-99 single-point stereo mic, mic is mounted on a 12-foot pole, FOB.
Grateful Dead
by Grateful Dead
975
0
0
Source: Nakamichi CM-300 x2 > Cassette Master (Sony TCD5M/Maxell MX 90); Recorded from Taper Section 5, Row U, Seat 2
Grateful Dead
by Grateful Dead
294
0
0
Source: Recorded, Transferred and Mastered by N. Hoey (tagged version); 2 Nakamichi CM 300's > Sony TC D-5m (Dolby B) (tracks 01-11 TDK SA-X C 90 ~ tracks 14-26 Maxell UDXL IIS C 90)(FOB center); Nakamichi Dragon (Dolby B decoded) > A/D Apogee Mini Me (firewire)(96/24) > (Peak 7 OS X editing) > xACT (flac-tagging)
Grateful Dead
by Grateful Dead
1,005
0
1
( 1 reviews )
Source: Updated
Grateful Dead
by Grateful Dead
219
0
1
( 1 reviews )
Source: AUD: Nakamichi CM300/CP4 shotguns > Sony TC-D5M > Maxell MX-90s, with no Dolby. Set up to the right (stage left) of the SBD.
Grateful Dead
by Grateful Dead
79
0
0
Source: Master Audience Recorded By Seremetcc, Transfer By Keo; Nakamichi CM100/CP4 Shotguns > Marantz PMD 430 > Tapes Denon HD 8-100's; Recorded From The Repeater Stack; Transfer With Nakamichi MR-1 > Korg MR-1000 @ 1 Bit/5.6 MHz; Tracking/Sample Rate Conversion With AudioGate V.3.02 To 32/96 kHz Wave; Dithered/Flacked With Korg Aqua To 16/44; SBE's Checked/Fixed With Trader's Little Helper; Metadata Tagging With Tag&Rename
Grateful Dead
by Grateful Dead
609
0
1
( 1 reviews )
Source: Master Audience Recorded By Mr. Darby; Tascam PE120/CP1's (PAS/Back Right Corner Of Soundboard/6 Feet High)> Sony WM-D6, Tapes Maxell UD-XLII's; Transfer Information:Tascam 112 MKII (XLR Out)>Tascam HD-P2 @ 24/48> HDD>Amadeus Pro (Tracking/Fades/FLAC8); Tracks Renamed/Metadata Tagging With Tag&Rename By Keo
Grateful Dead
by Grateful Dead
1,698
0
1
( 1 reviews )
Source: Schoeps MK4's>Rbox>Technics SV-MD1
Grateful Dead
by Grateful Dead
1,835
0
0
Source: Neumann km84i ortf-> Neu.p48v-> Sony TC-D5M -> Sony TC-D5M "B" n.r. on master.